Category Archives: MUSIC REVIEWS

Priest – Obey (Lövely Records) Release Date: 29 March 2019

WRITTEN BY VAIM HULL

I love me some good synth music! With that you should know already a bit what you’re in for on this release by Priest. What you may not know is that this electronica project has Alpha, one of the former nameless ghouls from Ghost, behind it. ‘Obey’ is the latest EP by the outfit, after a quite successful debut full-length in 2017.

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Barbe-Q-Barbies – Borrowed Time (Dissonance Productions) Release Date: 17 May 2019

Written by Vaim Hull

Finally, I found the time to check out the Finnish ladies of Barbe-Q-Barbies. They’ve been around for quite a while already and have been playing quite a few shows over the past year(s). When I realized they were releasing their fourth full-length ‘Borrowed Time’, I thought it to be the ideal moment to give these rockers, who many in the music scene are so positive about, a chance.

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Remo Drive – Ordinary Everyday Degradation (Epitaph Records) Release Date-14 June 2019

By Kenny Lenehan

Remo Drive were formed in Bloomington Minnesota in 2013 by duo Erik Paulson and Stephen Paulson while still in high school stating their inspiration as “Older kids who smoked weed and listened to Title Fight”. The band have been described as Emo of which they take pride in. They released Ordinary, Everyday, Degradation on 14 June 2019 via Epitaph Records. Check out my review below.

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Salt River Shakedown – Road To The Sacred Island EP (Self-released) Release Date – 19 July 2019

By Kenny Lenehan

Young Scottish rockers Salt River Shakedown are set to release ‘Road To The Sacred Island’ on 19 July 2019 Independently.  The four-piece, although still in their early 20’s, have been pounding for a while being previously named Magic Trik.  They have a classic vibe with a modern twist. Having previously shared the bill with the guys in the past with previous bands I played in, their line up remains the same and has potential. I take the Road To The Sacred Island below.

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JANET GARDNER – YOUR PLACE IN THE SUN (Pavement Entertainment) Release Date – 31 May 2019

By Debbie Steir

So, let me pose this question to you and I want you to be completely honest with yourself; how many albums do you totally connect with every track?  For me I know I can count them on one hand and still have a couple fingers left to count on. Janet Gardner’s latest album release

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Defeater – Defeater (Epitaph) Release Date – 10 May 2019

Written by Greg Hyde

Over the course of eleven years, Boston melodic hardcore five-piece Defeater’s albums and singles have all told the story of the internal abuse, travails, and trauma endured by a struggling fictitious working-class New Jersey family in the decades following World War Two.  Their debut album, ‘Travels’, told the story of the younger son’s murder of the abusive father, subsequent vagrancy in New York City, and eventual return to the family home where his mother had died in the intervening period.  Second album ‘Empty Days & Sleepless Nights’ dealt with events that took place within the family during the younger son’s period in the wilderness, narrating them from the elder son’s viewpoint. 

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Woes – Awful Truth (UNFD) 28 June 2019

Written by: Angelica Dulany

Woes. The (self-proclaimed) “UK Bad Boys of Pop Punk”. Woes is a group of pop punk kids from Scotland. ​Awful Truth is the debut album under their label, UNFD. The band is highly recognized after recently touring with Neck Deep. But, Woes makes a name for themselves upon the upcoming release of ​Awful Truth. 

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